I’ve Got a Fancy for Flaxseed

Lately I have been on a flaxseed kick because of its amazing health benefits.

Flaxseed is great for hormone balance, and a great source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. I’ve been putting it in my PB2 with a little cinnamon and eating it on an apple (my favorite way), put it in my oatmeal, mixed it in with smoothies and I even drink it in my water! For those of you who have tried the chia seed drinks, the consistency of flaxseed in water is about the same (a jelly-like texture).

I add 1 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar to my 24 oz water bottle along with 1-2 Tbsp of flaxseed and 1 Tbsp of honey. I like to drink it as a mid-morning snack.

This morning I made a smoothie with half an apple, half a giant peach, a couple dark cherries and raspberries and almond milk. I mixed in 1 T of flaxseed and 1/3 cup of oats. I think it’s pretty delicious and funky because it has the consistency of applesauce, which means it’s retained more fiber (yay!) and it’s a little more filling than most smoothies I make.

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If you’re interested in trying out flaxseed, you can buy it by the ounce at your local food store! I got a small bag from Lucky’s market, and I love the ability to customize how much I want to buy. It’s not expensive to buy at all! I think I spent less than $2 and I’ve had the bag for over two weeks.

“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.”

With love,

Hailey


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